Well, it is the end of the road at this point. I think that this course I have grown so much within my own design process. More than I feel like I have in a long time. So where does this leave me? Well, with the help of Kelli Anderson, there is more disruptive wonder within my journey. I think that the one thing I cannot help but notice is the new confidence I have within my process and journey. I want to take away the past 9 weeks and be able to apply it to every single project that comes my way. I think that the main thing is to not just settle for what works. But to put yourself out there and think outside the box, this is what makes a project go from ordinary…to ‘extra’-ordinary. By re-thinking my process, I feel I have been able to change the way I approach a design problem. I am no long timid, but I face it head on, and am open to anything. It may be a crazy path, but the craziness soon becomes more clear in the final product.
This particular class was a rebirth of my mind and creativity. A renaissance. There was more life and passion that I have been able to explore through breaking apart what I thought was the ‘right way of thinking’. There is no right or wrong way of process. There is just what works and what doesn’t work PERSONALLY. There is nothing that anyone can say to make me change my mind about this. You can borrow, steal, or trade ideas of what brainstorming and process really is. You find that perfect combination of what steps you must take, and then it just comes together and that is when the magic starts! So now, I will be taking this all in and compiling it into my memory. The feeling that I had this quarter is something that I haven’t felt for a long time, and now I feel like I have my ‘mojo’ back, if you will.
Cheers to a great quarter, filled with re-educating, exploration, wonder, failure and successes. But you know what? I did it was a huge grin on my face. Yes, even the failures, because with failure, came success.